Chuck’s Classics, featuring Brooks and Dunn

Asleep AT The Wheel also recorded this tune, but Brooks & Dunn hit the charts with their version of Boot Scootin’ Boogie. in 1992.

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Published on January 20, 2020 at 9:05 pm by Chuck Benson

TUESDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 21st

It’s the date the legendary deejay Wolfman Jack (pictured) was born.
The portly detective show ‘The Fat Man’ began its 5-year run on ABC radio,
Patsy Cline sang ‘Walkin’ After Midnight’ on ‘Arthur Godfrey Talent Scouts’ on CBS and became the winner for the week.
ABC-TV aired the debut of ‘The Johnny Cash Show’ in a regular season primetime slot, after 15 successful weeks as a summer replacement.
And singer Jackie Wilson and Canadian comedians Wayne & Schuster headlined ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ on CBS-TV.
ALL the milestones for Jan. 21st INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Singer-songwriter David Olney dies on stage at 71

Olney, whose music was recorded by Linda Ronstadt, Steve Young, Emmylou Harris and others, died of an apparent heart attack while performing on stage in Florida Saturday.

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Published on at 2:07 pm by mikedup

MONDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 20th

Radio Tuktoyaktuk went on the air, serving the Northwest Territories in English and Inuktutuk.
This was the date a US television show was transmitted live through an outlet in Canada for the first time, when CBS TV’s “Studio One” was fed from Buffalo to CBLT in Toronto.
Singers Sonny James and Ivory Joe Hunter headlined the ‘Ed Sullivan Show.’
And Fred Silverman (pictured) quit as boss of programming at ABC-TV to become president of CBS.
ALL the milestones for Jan. 20th INSIDE.

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Published on January 19, 2020 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

SUNDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 19th

Joe Chesney (pictured) got his own Langley (BC) radio station CJJC on the air at 850 KHz.
The first episode of the soon-to-be-iconic ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’ was filmed.
68% of all US TV sets were tuned in as Lucy gave birth on CBS-TV’s ‘I Love Lucy.’
Two years later, CBS-TV debuted ‘The Millionaire” with Marvin Miller.
And three decades later, that same network introduced the first edition of the newsmagazine show ’48 Hours.’
ALL the milestones for Jan. 19th INSIDE.

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Published on January 18, 2020 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

The station that would become Montreal’s CFCF made radio history 100 years ago

An association of antique radio aficionados are presenting a series of activities to mark the 100th anniversary of radio broadcasting in Canada.

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Published on January 17, 2020 at 9:15 pm by clockwatcher

SATURDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 18th

This was the date that Canadian content music quotas first came into effect for AM radio stations.
Victoria’s second radio station CKDA started broadcasting, some 27 years after the first station debuted.
Lee Majors’ starring vehicle, ‘The Six Million Dollar Man’ premiered on ABC-TV.
CBS-TV aired the 100th episodes of both the sitcom ‘Good Times’ and ‘Northern Exposure,’ 17 years apart.
And prolific producer Norman Lear scored yet another sitcom spinoff as ‘The Jeffersons’ (as pictured) debuted on CBS-TV.
ALL the milestones for Jan. 18th INSIDE.

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Published on at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson

Christian Hall – National Program Manager at Harvard Broadcasting & Program Director of X929

There’s a reason why Christian Hall thinks differently. He has to. He is the National Program Director for Harvard Broadcasting which is a radio company first. He oversees multiple alternative stations; a format which doesn’t even exist a number of top ten markets in Canada, and he believes that talent development is about airchecks, and feedback.

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Published on at 12:04 pm by Voice Over

A Tribute To Rush’s Neil Peart Is Being Offered Free To Rock Radio

VANCOUVER, BC based MOMENTUM MEDIA MARKETING has collaborated with CANADA’s JEFF WOODS to create a FREE two-hour tribute to the late Rush drummer for any rock station in the U.S. and CANADA to run beginning JANUARY 16th.

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Published on at 9:14 am by Turn Table3

FRIDAY in Broadcast History .. Jan. 17th

A full page newspaper ad heralded the move of C-FUN AM1410 to 1900 West 4th Avenue.
Robert Blake starred as ‘Baretta’ debuted on ABC-TV.
Garth Brooks’ first TV special aired in NBC prime time.
‘Larry King Live’ gave way to a notable CNN failure, ‘Piers Morgan Tonight.’
The journalistic series ‘Frontline’ made its first appearance on PBS.
And after 29 years on the air, Phil Donahue (pictured) announced that his syndicated talk show would end at the end of the season.
ALL the milestones for Jan. 17th INSIDE.

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Published on January 16, 2020 at 9:00 pm by Ron Robinson